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Vietnam to Western Airlines – An Oral History of the Air War

Dedication

There are many monuments around the country dedicated to those who were lost in Southeast Asia. One of the most moving is the Missing Man Monument at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.  The inscription at the base of the monument reads as follows:

WE WHO CAME HOME MUST NEVER FORGET THOSE WHO COULD NOT

One of many who could not come home was an Air Force ROTC cadet and friend of Jim Erdos at the University of Notre Dame:

1st Lieutenant Joseph Stanley Smith, USAF
Date of Birth: 07 May 1945
Date of Loss: 04 April 1971
Country of Loss: Cambodia, Kratie Province
Presumptive Status: Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Aircraft: F-100D, #563120, Call Sign Blade 05

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